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Pain Management Injections

Alliance Imaging has a team dedicated to providing advanced and compassionate pain management solutions.  We understand the impact that chronic pain can have on your daily life, and our interventional radiologists are committed to helping you find relief. 

What Are Pain Management Injections?

Pain management is a multidisciplinary approach designed to improve the quality of life for individuals suffering from chronic pain conditions. Your orthopedic or primary care physician will diagnose your condition and refer you to Alliance Imaging for a specific pain management injection.


These procedures are performed by subspecialized radiologists who have extensive training and expertise in injections and medical imaging.

How Pain Management Injections Work

Pain management injections deliver medication directly to the affected area. They are designed to provide rapid and localized relief. These injections can contain various medications, including anti-inflammatory drugs, steroids, anesthetics, or a combination of each, depending on the specific condition being treated. By directly targeting the pain site, these injections often result in more effective and quicker pain relief compared to oral medications.

Types of Pain Management Injections

Our team at Alliance Imaging is highly skilled in administering a variety of pain management injections tailored to address different conditions. Some common types include the following:

Bursa Injection

A pain relief technique designed to alleviate inflammation in small, fluid-filled sacs called bursae, that cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near your joints. When they become irritated, usually through repetitive motion injuries, they can lead to discomfort and pain, often referred to as bursitis. This type of injection helps reduce the swelling and pain, often providing patients with rapid relief and improved joint movement.

Carpal Tunnel Injection

Usually characterized by numbness and tingling in the hand due to median nerve compression, Carpal Tunnel may be managed effectively with carpal tunnel injections. We deliver powerful anti-inflammatory medication directly into the carpal tunnel, which can help alleviate the symptoms and delay or even avoid surgical intervention. This can be particularly beneficial for patients seeking immediate symptom relief.

Epidural Steroid Injections

These target the epidural space around your spinal nerves, providing relief from inflammation and pain associated with conditions such as herniated discs, spinal stenosis, or radiculopathy. Our treatment here at Alliance Imaging involves a corticosteroid and sometimes an anesthetic that can help decrease inflammation and provide pain relief, sometimes lasting for several months, allowing patients to progress with rehabilitative therapy.

Facet Joint Injection

Minimally invasive treatment for managing chronic pain stemming from conditions affecting the facet joints, which help stabilize the spine and limit excessive motion. These injections contain a mix of a local anesthetic and a corticosteroid to provide both immediate pain relief and longer-term reduction of inflammation in the affected joints.

Knee Injections

A common solution for patients suffering from osteoarthritis or other degenerative conditions of the knee joint. These injections can range from corticosteroids (to reduce inflammation and offer temporary pain relief) to hyaluronic acid (to lubricate the joint and improve mobility). Here at Alliance Imaging, we tailor our treatments to the needs of each individual to ensure the best outcomes in terms of pain management and functionality.

Sacroiliac Joint Injections

For those experiencing lower back pain, it may originate from your sacroiliac joints, where your spine connects to your pelvis. These injections involve the administration of a steroid medication directly into the SI joints to alleviate pain and reduce inflammation. 


Advantages of Pain Management Injections

Targeted Relief

They precisely target the source of pain, minimizing the need for systemic medications.

Quick Onset

Many patients experience rapid pain relief shortly after the injection. However, some medications take days or weeks to take effect.

Reduced Side Effects

Because medications are delivered directly to the affected area, the overall dose required is often lower, reducing the risk of systemic side effects.

Applications for Pain Management

Our pain management injections are helpful for a variety of conditions, including but not limited to the following:

  • Chronic back pain

  • Arthritis

  • Sciatica

  • Neuropathy

  • Joint pain

Pain Management Injections: Process and Expectations

Our process is designed to maximize your comfort and put you at  ease. Here’s what to expect during your pain management injection appointment.

1. Medical History and Briefing

Our process begins with a comprehensive understanding of your medical history and a detailed briefing on your pain symptoms. 

2. Creating a Pain Management Injection Plan

Based on your medical history and input from your referring physician, our team may recommend a personalized pain management injection plan.  Pain Management plans often outline the type of injection, dosage, and frequency, ensuring a targeted and effective approach to managing your pain.

3. Administering Injections for Pain

Our skilled physicians will administer pain management injections utilizing state-of-the-art equipment. 

4. Aftercare

Following the injection, our team will provide thorough aftercare instructions to optimize the healing process.

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    No, a referral is not necessary to schedule a mammogram, but you should check with your insurance provider to ensure it’s covered.
  • Is the radiation from a mammogram harmful?
    No, as it only uses a very small dose of radiation--extremely low.
  • Can men have mammograms?
    Yes, while rare, they can also get breast cancer. If a man has symptoms such as a lump in the breast, a mammogram may be recommended.
  • What if I have implants?
    You can, and should, have a mammogram if you have breast implants. Just make sure to inform your technologist before the procedure. Images of your breast are taken to ensure the implants are intact, then followed by another set of images of just your breast tissue.
  • What happens if my mammogram shows something abnormal?
    Not all abnormalities are cancerous. If something unusual is seen, we may order additional tests to determine the cause, which could include additional imaging or a biopsy for analysis.
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Choose Alliance Imaging for Pain Management

Our team consists of highly skilled and experienced radiologists dedicated to providing the highest standard of care. We understand that every individual’s pain is unique, so we take a personalized approach to ensure that your treatment plan is tailored to address your specific needs and condition. In addition, we strive to create a welcoming and comfortable environment for our patients, fostering a sense of ease throughout your treatment experience. 

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